Sessions

We have created a program that will help excel your nonprofit from incubation to a large scale operation with key revenue generating models that will contribute to your financial bottom line, and provide your nonprofit with returns to focus on your core mission.  Below is an outline to our Altruist Nonprofit Accelerator.

Week 1

Introductions

What is the state of play in the nonprofit sector today, and why are only a small number of nonprofits growing at the rate of many more for-profits? What organizational capabilities and assets are critical for accelerating growth and impact? How will each Accelerator participant absorb these capabilities and assets and use them to execute?

Exercise: respond to organizational performance assessment questionnaire; review acceleration platform modules

Week 1

Week 2

Goal Setting

BHAG, WIG, and what matters to you and those you serve. Aspirational goal setting and stakeholder alignment best practices. Review of performance assessment and goal setting for each participant.

Exercise: participant goal setting that targets acquisition of key assets and capabilities

Week 2

Week 3

Strategy

What is strategy, really, and what strategy will get you there? How are you communicating your strategy to align behaviors of your staff, board and volunteers? How are you evaluating and improving it? 

Exercise: Goal & Strategy articulation

Week 3

Week 4

Business Modeling and Planning

Review the components of an investment-grade business plan: problem, value-prop, team, BHAG, strategy, milestones, metrics, finance.

Exercise: 2-3 sentence answers to business planning template; financial planning template; dyad feedback.

Week 4

Week 5

Execution

What is your information, role, and decision architecture? How do I select and refine my KPIs, leads and lags?

Exercise: KPI refinement, information/role/decision architecture targeting.

Week 5

Week 6

Revenue Strategy

Revenue engine building and optimization: staffing, strategy, management and evaluation. Role of marketing and communications.

Exercise: How does our current staffing, strategy and execution compare to best practice?

Week 6

Week 7

Revenue Execution

Getting your board on board, activating volunteers, and building a team. How to continually build your Investment & Partnership Pipeline. 

Exercise: What’s your pitch? To what revenue segments will you deliver it? How will you know your revenue engine is working? 

Week 7

Week 8

Dashboarding

How to put the plan into action with scorecard fundamentals. Dashboard use with staff, leadership, board members, partners and investors. 

Exercise: Dashboard prep worksheet

Mentor candidates introduced.

Week 8

Week 9

Testing & Pitching

How to make your deck better, build trust, and start fundraising at the same time. Foundational components of establishing relationships.  

Exercise: pitch deck refinement; testing process. 

Week 9

Week 10

Demo Day Prep

CEOs practice presenting their acceleration frameworks to sponsors, mentors and guests and discuss learnings & long-term goals.

Exercise: mentor assignment and reporting framework.

Week 10

DEMO DAY

Demo Day

Final presentations. Mentor relationships launch. Review of ongoing cohort communication, support, and engagement.

DEMO DAY